Monday, November 28, 2011

Our Overdue Follow Up To Our Patriots Game Bake Sale

Ah, Football
As you can see, nothing too glamorous.  This was, however, the absolute most fun I've ever had at a bake sale!  It may have been because it was low-key, or maybe it was the support of an RV full of people...or it could have been the cold beer...  Either way, this -our final bake sale for 2011- was awesome.

Hitting The Pavement
The table didn't last but 5 minutes.  The RV lot stayed pretty barren on our end, so we took the show on the road and hustled for No Kid Hungry.  I am a genius for bringing baskets with handles and having this guy as my right hand man for the night was a HUGE plus! Many thanks to Dave for a job well done and really embracing the No Kid Hungry Message!!

I want to note, if saw a huge spike in hits between the hours of 6-8, it is most likely because I had to show practically everyone I spoke with that:

Yes, I am for real
Yes, all of the money will help feed hungry kids
...YES, there ARE hungry kids
Yes, I can back that up!
Cheers to the creation of the Smart Phone

Swag In The Stadium
We brought it!  Whether or not we made it on the tube is another story... Either way, Team No Kid Hungry made it's presence known inside and out of Gillette and hopefully we reached even just a handful of people.

Pick Of The Night
At every bake sale I always come across that one person.  Someone who really listens and will leave to make a difference. A chance encounter, during a brief altercation with a man who had been bitten by a camel (blog for another day) was how I met Chad.  Not enough good things I can say about the conversation we had, but let's leave it at - this guy gets it!  Chad, if you happen across this blog, I hope you make it to Taste of the Nation Boston and can't wait to introduce you to the hubby!

To everyone who has supported Cookie Central's 2011 Great American Bake Sale campaign, Thank You!!  It has been a phenomenal year from beginning to end and we look forward to doing it all over in 2012.  Please check in over the next few months as we blog our way to Taste of the Nation Boston as the official Hunger Message Chair!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

It Only Gets Better & Better

Get In The "KNOW"
Allow me to divert your attention to THIS BLOG POST written by Jeffrey Wood from Tyson Foods.  That's right folks this little cookie lady is a Tyson Foods Hunger All-Star and all of us here at Cookie Central are thrilled!

Since 2000 Tyson Foods has been involved with the fight against hunger.  They are a proud supporter of Share Our Strength, Lift Up America, Feeding America, and Food Research and Action Center. They strive to educate people across our nation about hunger in their communities and motivate them to get involved in hunger relief with their newly released KNOW Hunger campaign.  Over the course of just more than a decade, they have donated more than 78 million pounds of protein, "enough protein to have served one meal to every American citizen".  I'll break for a moment to give you all time to stand and applaud.

One Last Run

With a little luck -and quite a bit of strong-arming- we have snatched up 2 tickets to The Patriots game for November 21st, leaving me incredibly happy to announce our Great American Bake Sale at Gillette Stadium is back ON baby!   

PLEASE NOTE: We will no longer be in P2.  We will be rolling in style and will be parking in the lot where the.....wait for it..... RVs park (ha ha).  I would like to refrain from making any less than politically correct statements, but do want to throw out there - if anyone local has a couple of pink plastic flamingos and a blow-up kiddie pool we can borrow, I will be eternally grateful.  We will also be experimenting with a suggestion we came across on The Bake Sale Neighborhood.  FREE COOKIES.  That's right, we will be giving it all away for the doughnut (no pun intended), with donations graciously accepted of course.  We will also be bringing our No Kid Hungry swag to the seats, so keep an eye out for us behind the goalpost in the north end zone.  GO PATS
We're Jumping Ship

No, I'm just kidding.  The hubby and I are, however, hopping on the committee for Taste of the Nation Boston 2012!  Curious who the big dog is? Why, non other than Eve Lee who hosts one of the nations most successful Great American Bake Sales, was nominated for the GABS Community Leadership Award (sorry Eve, better luck next year :P) and has been volunteering for Taste of the Nation for several years now.  I welcome you all to follow along as I tweet the bag out of this bad Larry (as my husband would so eloquently put it).

Taste of the Nation is one of Share Our Strength's 5 campaigns.  This culinary benefit designed to raise awareness and funds for the fight against childhood hunger is THE go-to place for food lovers!  Taste events are hosted all across the country and you can check to see if there's one near you HERE.

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